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11  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Paris and stars necklace on: April 04, 2009 12:38:25 PM
So, my jump rings arrived and i HAD to make something!

All I had to hand that would make something nice was some chain, some stars,jump rings,lobster clasps and a small eiffel tower charm.
I am planning to give to my friend Katy for her birthday

it goes to just below my chesty area but she is a bit taller so it will be a teensy bit shorter on her

photographed on my tiny dressform <3

full view(wrapped around the neck of the dressform to make it fit on)

close-up of the charm and the stars

close-up of the clasp

hope you(and she)like!
12  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / buttons and chain-how I spend my nights of boredom! on: April 04, 2009 12:38:13 PM
what happens when you have lots of buttons,some chain and some linky-things and have just seen a nice button necklace on channel 4 teen drama/comedy skins?

you make a necklace!

it goes down to my chest and uses 20 buttons that are all around and inch big

photographed on my tiny red dressform Smiley

view of the buttons

view showing buttons and chain

13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / textiles GCSE EPIC project(recycled dress) on: April 04, 2009 12:37:55 PM
Waaaayyyy back in September '07 I embarked on an epic journey...

a GCSE in textiles.it is almost ALMOST over.

my project is based on recycling. i wont bore you with the ethos and meanings etc...

It is an exibit piece(i will never wear it) to show re-cycling(inspired by gary harveys recycled work) using recycled fabrics.

it has taken quite a while but is almost done. it still needs the hem doing(handkerchief hem) but other than that, i am ok with it.not pleased.i hate the thing(soooo long!!!)


front. hanging strangley.shouldnt be doing that.eep.



front detail. it has kanzashi(more to be added) and hand embroidery. the embroidery is over both front panels. it took far too long.

another detail shot.ignore the necklace i was photgraphing it at the same time.

nearly done!!
c+c=free virtual hugs!
14  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Kanzashi necklace(pic porksome) on: February 04, 2009 12:49:52 PM
So, it's my friends birthday tomorrow and i have nothing

i have also just got into making kanzashi

so some shite felt, some black ribbon and a bejeweller later(some heat crystal thing i gto for xmas from a family friend/avid sewer/maker of leotards(as a hobby!)) i had an elegant and in fashion(big pendants on ribbon,that fashion fact is fresh off the tabloids girls!) necklace!

the finished kanzashi(i may post a tute as my textiles teacher wants one and all the ones i found, i couldnt understand and no kanzashi were made from them :/...)

kanzashi with crystal-thing detail

close-up of detail

hanging out !

sitting in the box(heart!)

hope you like it!
(hope she likes it too!)
15  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Pirate hats!!(with feathers and trims)(with something of a tut) on: January 01, 2009 03:34:43 PM
this is the first of 3 tricorn hats im making(among other things, including reconstructing a parachute from bits of its former self.im in the play but am the only cast member with good sewing skills so im helping out) for an upcoming show

the show is about pirates, love, war and looking for loved ones.

the first hat belongs to mary glamm, the captain of the sloop john b. the john b is an all female ship(because all the man ran away to the gold rush). this has annoyed the crew and made them hate men.

mary glamm is a little bit rock and roll so i thought neon and sparkles would suit her best  Grin
so, by following my simple steps you could end up with something like this.....

to start with, i got a black hat with a big floppy brim(well i got three.they were all 1 in the h&m the-economys-gone-to-poo sale)

then i removed the silly ribbon tie thingy that was of no use to me(but kept it in stash incase it comes in useful for something else!)

next, i pinned up the brim three times and experimented till i got the perfect tricorn shape

(one side pinned)

(3 sides pinned.excuse the face)

as you can see in the last pic, it isnt quite tricorn-y enough, so using black thread, pull the ends in a bit

next, choose suitable feathers(neon for mary glamm) and arrange them as you wish.you may want to add some stitches for security

the hats i got had a scalloped kinda edge and tiny holes where it went outwards. i made these holes bigger with a knitting needle and threaded some shiny red cord through

it would have been fine like this, but i spotted some sparkly red ribbon(giftwrap stuff like the cord) and knew it just had to be on that hat!!

and there you have it!!
i know there are some visable stitches etc but they are needed for the shape and wont show up on stage.

thanks for looking!!!

comments earn you kudos Smiley
16  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / zombie bear bag! on: November 29, 2008 01:21:53 PM
so, i LOVE zombies!

and i had this bear bag i had made by putting a zip in the back of a teddy bear.
it soon became clear he needed some zombification...

full view

he only has one and a half ears...

his innards!
17  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / circle scarf on: November 29, 2008 02:59:43 AM
I had this strip of lovely fabric and no scarves to go with an outfit so i made this baby!

it is surprisingly warm....

18  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / R.I.P my dignity... on: November 19, 2008 11:47:17 AM
so here in merry olde england we have postmen.

and when they have parcels they knock knock knock on the door and give you the parcel.

thats all fab

when making a dress i find it easier to wear what i will be wearing under the dress to fit it (i.e tights and a bra of sorts)

and in this coldest of seasons i may throw a vest ontop.

both of those things are perfectly acceptable and normal

but what if we combine the two?

not so good when you answer the door to poor mister posty in some tights and a vest top.

i dont exactly have a great figure
or presentable hair at that time

and its not just that time

its ALL the time!!

does anyone else encounter this?

or am i just wierd???

19  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / collaged clutch EDITED! NOW WITH A FANTASTICAL TUTE! on: November 16, 2008 01:19:52 PM
i made this simple clutch this afternoon. im thinking of making them for christmas presents as they are quite nice,simple and easy to make and very personal.

onto the pics!



inside and under flap

more of the inside

its a really great thing to do on a boring sunday between bouts of revision!


so now i have had a chance to make a tute
(whilst listening to adam and joe)(www.bbc.co.uk/6music)

so we shall begin!
firstly, this one i a little messy as i have lurgie.this means that this one want make its way into someones xmas gift(the stitching is appauling so i may make it into a new purse(wallet to you.i haate americanisms))

make yourself a double sided collage. i used a single magazine page for the 'lining' pic

if you have words you want to be readable then arrange them with folding in mind
like so

back pic placed right way up

the 'undeflap' pics were placed upside-down in relation to the back pic so they are the right way up when folded

same with the flap pic

slip that sucka' into a good old plastic wallet!

fold that baby!

get stitchin; scoundrel!

dont forget to trim off the white bit normally used to put in ringbinders!

take some of that sticky velcro(i used the little circles) and stick the fuzzy and hooky bits together so the stick bit is on the two outer sides

stick the double velcro circle thing to the flap

close the bag so the other sticky bit sticks down.doing it like this ensures the velcro slines properly!

sew down the sides...BUT NOT THE FLAP YOU NODDLE!!

admire your loverly new clutch!
and possibly use it
im sure a ribbon strap could be added too!

if i do make it into a wallet is shall edit this tute accordingly.

love you all!!

20  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / spidy-face walsh on: November 15, 2008 12:14:33 PM
I am not usually a drawing gal but i was doodling in my efl(education for life) lesson and decided my friend would look good with a spider-web face...

it isnt fantastic, i know, but it is quite fun and i like it Smiley
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